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Man arrested after shooting neighbor over cat

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Marion County

A Marion County man is now behind bars after he fatally shot his neighbor during an argument concerning a cat.

The incident was reported Wednesday at a home on 15980 SE 258th Avenue Road.

Officials say Clifton Anthony Bliss Jr. became angry after his neighbor’s cat wandered onto his property.

Bliss Jr. then went to the neighbor’s home armed with a firearm and threatened to shoot the cat. That’s when Bliss Jr. and the neighbor got into an altercation.

Bliss then shot the neighbor.

According to witness reports, Bliss is described as a “hothead” who is always armed and constantly getting into fights with other neighbors about their pets.

He is being held at the Marion County Jail with no bond.